Bike manufacturer opens 1st S.C. plant

Gov. Nikki Haley tours the new Kent International bicycle manufacturing plant in Manning. (Photo by Chuck Crumbo)Kent International is part of a wave of Wal-Mart suppliers that have chosen to launch manufacturing operations in South Carolina in response to the retailer’s effort to help reshore manufacturing jobs. Altogether, five Wal-Mart vendors have announced investments of more than $574 million and the addition of 2,600 jobs for South Carolinians. Read More...

Tight market slows industrial leasing

Colliers International reports that leasing and sales velocity of industrial buildings in the Columbia market is moving at a slower pace as the availability of quality space tightens. Developers and county governments have launched several speculative industrial projects to meet the demand. Read More...

Nordstrom Rack opens 1st Midlands store at Harbison Court

The opening of the national retailer’s 34,000-square-foot store, located in the former Barnes & Noble site at Harbison Court, follows the Oct. 3 debut of the company’s first Palmetto State outlet in Greenville. Read More...

REIT acquires self-storage facility

The 63,121-square-foot facility in Columbia was acquired by CPA:18 – Global, a publicly held REIT affiliate of W.P. Carey Inc. The location will be managed by Extra Space Storage. Read More...

Valmet to expand Lancaster operations

The Espoo, Finland-based service and technology supplier for the pulp and paper industries plans to add 40 new jobs. The company also operates a service office in Aiken. Read More...


City of Columbia seeks applicants for boards, commissions

Applicants for a number of positions are required to have backgrounds as architects, attorneys, urban planners and real estate sales. Members of the panels must live within the Columbia city limits. Read More...

Harrell pleads guilty, resigns House seat

Bobby Harrell agreed to resign from office immediately, pay a $30,000 fine and reimburse the state $93,958, according to USA Today. (Photo/file)Suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, has pleaded guilty to six counts of misconduct in office. He agreed to resign from office immediately, pay a $30,000 fine and reimburse the state $93,958.  Read More...